Saturday, 19 May 2018

celebrities galore

Idris Elba looked hot.
I love Meghan's dress, especially the neckline.
Why are people getting married at all?
German commentators seem unable to pronounce 'Suits' and 'Edinburgh'. It hurts my ears. And yes, I am a snob with regard to this.

While we are all about emancipation and non-conformity nowadays, weddings are still a thing. Complete with ancient formulas. Seems quite weird to me.
But as a spectator, I do find it entertaining.
So, please keep going, royals and celebrities of this world.

Oh, and I am back! While I am still also posting almost daily on instagram, I've really been missing writing the last few weeks. And I am therefore reviving my old blogs. It shall continue as a collection of my random ramblings.

Tara x

Tuesday, 12 September 2017


On the 11th September 2001, I flew to France to start my year abroad at a French uni.
The events of 9/11 somehow bypassed me given my limited language skills at the time. And quite possibly my preoccupation with setting up a new life.
Nonetheless, I will always remember where I was on the day.

9/11 now has another meaning, too.
On the 11th September 2017 my mum's funeral took place.
The last months have been eventful and challenging. And despite I knew that death was imminent, it remains surreal that she now really is dead.

Friday, 8 September 2017

too easy, really

recently, I've been encountering a number of people who talk at me. i'm not interested but haven't yet found a way to get myself out of these situations. partly being too polite and not wanting to hurt their feelings. and partly ... well, i'm not yet sure what the other part/s is/are.

now, anyone who knows me in real life, also knows that i like to talk. and i was wondering just how many people feel exactly how i feel with those people when they spent time with me.
of course, i'm pretty confident of my awesome conversational skills and my great storytelling skills.
nonetheless, i feel it's a sign to be more mindful.
more mindful of what i say (you know that rule: is it kind? is it true? is it necessary? dare i admit it: i guess a lot of what i say does not tick those boxes. even if it is rather funny!).
more mindful of how the people i speak to feel and what their needs may be.
more mindful also of why i say what i say.

so much to be mindful about!
how very useful then, that I am reading this book at the moment as part of Megan Winkler's fb bookclub:

Thursday, 7 September 2017

just sayin'

motivation to blog is still lacking.
posting on instagram is much quicker.
so, if you miss me - check out my insta account 😎

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Menschen 2017 - August 2017

Reminder: Menschen 2017

Giovanni and Michaela - running a beautiful B&B
Michael L, Jens S, Sasha B, Claus B, Ursula R, Thorsten W, Ralf B, Daniela S - new work colleagues
Michael Koch 

January 2017 - 17
February 2017 - 8
March 2017 - 17
April 2017 - 33
May 2017 - 21
June 2017 - 33
July 2017 - 18
August 2017 - 11
New total: 158

This is me

I'm still here! Just currently little motivated to fill this blog.

I got the photos from the recent photo shoot. While mostly looking the same in all of them (and really horrible in others...), there were at least a few I quite liked. I then started to play around with filters - gosh, the amount of time I could waste on applying different effects!
Here are my favourites: